Weird keyboard numpad problem

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    My parent's computer is kind of having an odd problem, the Numpad doesn't work. The keyboard is plugged into via a PS/2 port, and I've tried disconnecting/reconnecting it. The numlock light can be turned on/off with the numpad button, but the System Speaker emits a tone when the button is pressed, a higher-pitched tone when numlock is turned on, and a lower pitched one when it's pressed to turn off.

    Any ideas on how to fix it? Another keyboard did the same thing, i guess I could try a USB one...
     
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    Give a USB one a shot and see what happens. It could be a pin in the PS/2 connection. That's the only thing I can think of. I'll try again when I'm more awake ;)
     
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    Just realized the other keyboard IS USB. Weird thing is, this behavior only happens when in Windows. As far as I can tell, the numpad will only start causing the internal speaker to beep when in Windows.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Try a linux live cd. Download Slax or Knoppix and see if it will do it then.
     
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    Not sure what that would accomplish... I already know it's Window's that's the problem, as it doesn't make the sound when not in Windows. And even if it worked my parents don't want to use Linux...
     
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    Well have you tried that keyboard in another computer?
     
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    Sean, learn2read...

    Sirisily (mispelled for effect), two different keyboards have the same effect, one the one that came with the computer (ps/2 connection, it didn't always do this) one a brand new USB keyboard (right out of the box).

    Pah-ownnned (sorry, I have little sleep and need to trash-talk Sean aka Goober).
     
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    Meh, I am still tired too. I prolly deserve it for trying to help when I am way tired. (I went to be the time you had to be at work :p)
     
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    Fixed it! It's in accessability options... actually was a combination of two options. One was "ToggleKeys," which was causing the beeping, and the other was "MouseKeys,' which turns the numpad into keys that control the mouse. Did NOT notice that they were doing that, but i guess they were

    Yay

    Sam
     
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